Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Surprises Wife With Engagement Ring 1.5 Years After They Almost Split

Back and better than ever! Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds gifted his wife, Aja Volkman, a stunning engagement ring for Christmas after the couple took 'a long time to really see each other.'

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Built to last — Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja Volkman are going strong after a tumultuous two years. The couple, who married in 2011 but nearly divorced in April 2018 before reconciling in November of the same year, are clearly in a much better place, after Dan surprised Aja with a stunning engagement ring for Christmas! Aja was so overcome with emotion, she took to her Instagram account to share with her fans and followers the stunning gift, and wrote a lengthy message to caption the post, as well.

“Well, the last two years have been transformative to say the least,” Aja, a talented songwriter in her own right, began the caption to her post. “I’ve never caused so much hurt or been so hurt by another human in my life. It took us a long time to really see each other. We weren’t reckless at all. In fact we were so careful that we didn’t do what we needed to do. We didn’t listen to who we were. We loved each other at the expense of everything,” she went on.

Although Aja’s words were slightly vague, the message really hit at the heart of the struggles Aja and Dan, who share three daughters and a son, were facing. “We didn’t know ourselves well enough to maintain the strength from within. And it all began to crumble,” she explained. But eventually, after a lot of work, the couple did finally come together and they saved their relationship.

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Well, the last two years have been transformative to say the least. I’ve never caused so much hurt or been so hurt by another human in my life. It took us a long time to really see each other. We weren’t reckless at all. In fact we were so careful that we didn’t do what we needed to do. We didn’t listen to who we were. We loved each other at the expense of everything. Two different backgrounds, and practically two different generations. It was a wild story that just kept getting more wild as time passed. We wrote love songs, and we got married. Then came children. We were both emotional and driven and also hard on ourselves. We went through a whirlwind of successes and failures and we held each other tight because it was scary. But we also suffocated each other. We didn’t know ourselves well enough to maintain the strength from within. And it all began to crumble. The world was harsh. There was so much love, but also criticism and ugliness. We weren’t prepared to be disliked or misunderstood. It hurt. We were distorted mirrors of each other. I missed the stage and he had too much of it. We fell apart. Our oldest daughter was suffering. Her foundation fell away and all that she knew was destroyed. We hated ourselves. The night was long. 7 months long. Then one evening he came to my door. I looked at him timidly because of all that I had gone through. Endless days of hiding in my closet crying beneath my clothes. Deep soul searching accompanied by the darkest thoughts that would eventually turn to light. He stood there on my porch and all I could see was my most favorite person staring back at me. I understood it all. We didn’t need the words. We were both forgiven..but… I wouldn’t put my ring back on. Even when we decided to stay together. I just couldn’t go back to what we were. I told him that we would have to start again. He agreed. Tonight we put our kids to bed and began to clean up the mess of the day. I could see that he was nervous but I didn’t know why. He got on one knee and before he could open his mouth I began to cry. Loaded tears that held nearly 10 years of growth. The answer has always been yes. Even before we knew what that meant.

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“I told him that we would have to start again. He agreed,” Aja confessed in her Instagram post. “Tonight we put our kids to bed and began to clean up the mess of the day. I could see that he was nervous but I didn’t know why. He got on one knee and before he could open his mouth I began to cry. Loaded tears that held nearly 10 years of growth. The answer has always been yes,” she lovingly revealed. “Even before we knew what that meant.” While the post was clearly an emotional journey to make, fans are so happy to see these two together and happier than ever!

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